I’ve often heard people say “Nobody has the answers”, along with such popular lines as “There are no answers” and even more famous “All of the answers are within”. It’s a little cryptic for sure, and I think we need to go deeper into what those things mean to make sense of them.
If you’re speaking in this mystical magical way of: “Nobody can tell you what’s true except what’s in your heart”, I both agree and disagree. It’s true, you have to verify that something is true in your heart, but assuming that you can’t hear truth from someone else ends up blocking out the opportunity to share a truth with someone.
Because… if someone spoke from their heart, don’t you think it would resonate strongly with your own?
But what if there’s a question that you are genuinely trying to figure out? Surely someone must have the answer, and of course if not then it’s a great opportunity for you, and perhaps someone you’re close to, to figure it out alongside you.
You could try and figure the whole thing out for yourself. Surely you have the ability to do that… but if EVERYONE who wanted to learn programming had to learn how to build a computer from scratch first on their own with no help whatsoever…. well we’d still be in the stone age wouldn’t we?
But lets go back to that first example again. Let’s say you wanted to learn how to do something, or you had a burning question about some “thing” that happens in nature that you didn’t understand. How would you go about the process of moving from Question, to Answer?
Surely, you’d start by asking someone, or perhaps google it, and start inhaling some information.
As you take in more information, you begin to connect the mental dots, and put things together in your head. The left and right brain begin to connect and synchronize in awareness, and you reach a point of “understanding”…. Usually, this leads you to yet another question, perhaps about the application of that new understanding which you just found yourself standing under.
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So… listening is important, especially if you know that someone knows what they’re talking about… I mean, lets say you want to learn network engineering and you go to the BEST of the BEST network engineer and ask them to show you their trade secrets… You damn well better listen to them, because everything they’re about to tell you is going to be important.
There was a time when I thought I knew everything, and one of the biggest realizations was knowing that I didn’t. In addition to that, I also have learned that some people know a LOT about certain things, myself included. Some people know very little about some things, and that’s okay too 🙂
As described in this video – these “levels” of understanding are not higher nor lower, they are simply different. Some are expanded, some are contracted, some move this way, some move that way. Some are whole, and some are fragmented. They are simply reflections of the expression of consciousness that is present in the individual.
If you want to know a lot about animation or drawing, i’m your guy. I can tell you about how animation works, how to draw, tips and tricks, secrets of the trade. I don’t consider myself the best animator in the world, and i’ve got a HUGE list of incredible animators I look up to and see their skill and ability as something to aspire to. I’m learning more and more every day.
Now, on the other hand If you’re interested in personal transformation, or cooking, or network engineering, or group trainings, or building databases, or designing giant pavilions for renaissance fairs… I would recommend you talk to Ray Kamille. He’s pretty much the smartest man i’ve ever met.
Which leads me to my next point. In the theme of learning from each other, Last night Ray published a blog for the first time in several months and completely updated his website.
If you thought my blogs were good… well, just know that almost everything I write has been inspired by him in some way, shape or form. He’s brilliant, not to mention a giant ball of compassion. Check it out if you have another few minutes to spare, and don’t forget to comment!!
But most importantly, my question for you is… What do you really know a lot about?… And what do you want to learn?
That’s all for now 🙂